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Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Buckley apparently was perturbed that Schlesinger didn't want to appear on Firing Line. 

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Is It Ever Okay to Make an 'Ad Hominem' Argument?

Is It Ever Okay to Make an 'Ad Hominem' Argument?

A philosopher defends 'ad hominems' in certain cases.

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

University of Cambridge researchers found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. 

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

It was no picnic. 

CS Lewis’ Important Critique of ‘Democratic Education’

CS Lewis’ Important Critique of ‘Democratic Education’

According to Lewis, democracy 'has no place in the world of the mind.'

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Let's skip the parallels between Europeans who sought refuge in the Middle East and today's Syrian refugee crisis. 

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Is it possible that smaller, more local schools can offer surprising educational benefits that today’s mammoth institutions are missing?

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Violent metaphors have slowly but deeply seeped into our language.

A Natural Remedy to Treat ADHD

A Natural Remedy to Treat ADHD

Is it possible that many children with ADHD don’t need drugs as much as we’ve been led to believe?

Ralph Nader: ‘Young men now are far too sensitive’

Ralph Nader: ‘Young men now are far too sensitive’

Ralph Nader touched on 'absurd' political correctness, Donald Trump, the Clintons, and Bernie Sanders in a recent interview.  

Women Now Committing Adultery at the Same Rate as Men

Women Now Committing Adultery at the Same Rate as Men

Is that really a sign of progress though?

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state?

U.S. Students Cheat Far Less Than International Ones
Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

According to Robert Reilly, it happened about 800 years ago.

Are We All Bigots Now?

Are We All Bigots Now?

Yes. Allow me to explain.

Disgusting: Anti-Trump Protesters Show who is Violent and Hateful

Disgusting: Anti-Trump Protesters Show who is Violent and Hateful

VIDEO: So much for civil discourse in America. 

Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students?

Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students?

A glance at the data suggests sex crimes involving female teachers are on the rise (big time). 

Why Can’t Employers Today Find Reliable Workers?

Why Can’t Employers Today Find Reliable Workers?

A theory from 1899 on why they can't.

11-Year-Old Girl Eviscerates Hollywood

11-Year-Old Girl Eviscerates Hollywood

Ella Frech, who lost the use of her legs in 2014, has a message that will make you stand and applaud. 

How TV's Drip-Feed Destroys Your Mind

How TV's Drip-Feed Destroys Your Mind

Unplugging yourself from the rube tube can be life-changing. 

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

You'll want to bookmark this one. 

The Dangers of 'Hate Speech' Rules

The Dangers of 'Hate Speech' Rules

We’re playing with fire by labeling speech. 

Chores: The Canary in the Coal Mine of Kids’ Character

Chores: The Canary in the Coal Mine of Kids’ Character

Pediatrician Deborah Gilboa explains why chores are a necessity for children.
 

Yale Students Petition to ‘Abolish’ Major English Poets

Yale Students Petition to ‘Abolish’ Major English Poets

Are Shakespeare, Chaucer and company too white, male, and heterosexual for Yale’s student body?

The 'Everyone Gets a Trophy' Mentality is Out of Control

The 'Everyone Gets a Trophy' Mentality is Out of Control

The latest victim of this mindset is a high school honor student from Texas.

America’s Opioid Addiction Is Worse Than You Think

America’s Opioid Addiction Is Worse Than You Think

Americans are taking way too many painkillers, and the people who need them are not getting enough. 

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